OK BUMPING my own post here; still looking for some feedback from others that have any of these newer Japanese 7" SACDs; if their rips are creating this problem?Here's an issue I'm having with certain titles like the new Japan 7" Santana (also with Japan 7" Bitches Brew); upon ripping I checked the dsf files and notice on the first song only (Waiting), that there is a very short pop coming mainly from the silent center channel. If you have your system turned up with loud volume it can be potent. I'm using a Sony 5100 and SACDExtractGUI with settings at either Padding-less DSF or turned off. Not sure if I'm getting it on an ISO rip yet or not. But I may try and ISO+DSF next and see what happens. I've only noticed it so far on these Japan 7" SACDs.
You may not even notice it as you can see from the screen shots in Audacity below. The first one is regular view, and the second one is with many levels zoomed in.
I could just convert to flac and take it out in Audacity but I'd prefer to keep the dsf resolution if I can. I don't believe I have any DAWs that handle dsf files.
If someone else could check their files and see if that also happens to theirs I'd appreciate it?
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Yes. I added DSF support for all the Remix Channel options in MMH a while back. The only option that’s not supported is channel inversion.Garry, does MMH support dsf files, and if not, is that something you could please program into it to handle? Someone mentioned to me that if I could use MMH, I could then use that add silent center channel to potentially correct this issue.
Yup, just tried all that and it just removed the silent center and made it a 4.0 from a 5.0 with silent center.@J. PUPSTER
I just remembered I changed the way MMH does the remix recently so that the Channel Layout branding is correct.
This may break DSF channel remixing. I didn't test. If you find an issue I may need to update MMH to use the old method for DSF. Please let me know and I'll get an update to you to use.
OK. I'll bite: What are "Japan 7" SACDs"?
I still do not understand what this is physically. Is a "7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD" an LP, a CD, an SACD, some or all?I searched here and elsewhere and could find no comprehensive list of titles released by Sony Japan (and sublabels) in their 7" mini-LP format. Of special interest, of course, are releases in the series with included multichannel mixes, so I've decided to start a list here. Future...www.quadraphonicquad.com
It is a standard size MC SACD, but is in a special 7" cover, with artwork usually included. (some folks hate 'em, I love 'em because of the quality!)I still do not understand what this is physically. Is a "7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD" an LP, a CD, an SACD, some or all?
Then, why do you ask???
Certainly kap'n, I was surprise by your response. I wanted to know the same thing. I've been at this stuff for 50+ years and had no idea what a "7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD" was. Turned out to be only a fancy packaging so it offered nothing to me, specially if most are like the picture posted by pupster, all the writing is in Japanese or Chinese which I can't read.Until I found out exactly what it was, there was the possibility that it might be of interest to me. Should I have rejected it (or accepted it) without gaining some understanding?
I don´t read the majority of threads here and still I know exactly what it was Kal asked about...personally I though he meant something ELSE besides the Santana Miles , etc goodiesCertainly kap'n, I was surprise by your response. I wanted to know the same thing. I've been at this stuff for 50+ years and had no idea what a "7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD" was. Turned out to be only a fancy packaging so it offered nothing to me, specially if most are like the picture posted by pupster, all the writing is in Japanese or Chinese which I can't read.
Kal, it pleases me no end that someone of your musical stature also didn’t know what this was physically. The description is bizarre. I asked the same question a couple of months ago.I still do not understand what this is physically. Is a "7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD" an LP, a CD, an SACD, some or all?
This site/thread is the first and (still) only mention that I have come upon to reference a "7" Mini-LP Hybrid SACD." Are there any US-based sites which have?I understand some members do not read as much as I do and that´s cool I just think it´s very surprising that you two guys who I see quite often in the Forum have not seen what a 7" SACD is...